Cincinnati 35, Utah State 19:
Chad Plummer threw for a touchdown and ran for another score and Cornelius Bonner caught two touchdown passes as Cincinnati ended the longest Division I-A postseason drought with a 35-19 victory over Utah State in the inaugural Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho.
Recap | Game Summary
UC is a running team -- QB Chad Plummer had 606 yards himself. But Plummer also relies on RBs Robert Cooper (4.5 yards per run) and Daryl Royal (3.4). Utah State QB Matt Sauk isn't a great passer (16 TDs, 10 INTs), but he has Demario Brown (5.3 yards per rush) to carry the ball.
UC is a middle-of-the-road team in a lower-tier conference, but CUSA isn't any less of a conference than the Big West. The Bearcats, just thrilled to be bowling, will face a team that has its own reason to be fired up -- it's the last game for Utah State coach John L. Smith, who takes over at Louisville next season.